Amanda Pomerleau Waters
Amanda Pomerleau Waters
Sport(s): Women's Basketball & Softball
Year of Graduation: 1997
Year Inducted: 2017

In four years as a women's basketball and softball player, Pomerleau Waters enjoyed one of the most successful multiple-sport careers in Husson University Athletics history, helping the Braves capture two conference titles, and three national tournament berths with a collective 153-99 (.607) overall record from 1994-97.

An elite pitcher/hitter during one of the most successful eras in Husson softball history, Pomerleau appeared in 88 games with 77 starts, throwing 487.0 innings with a win-loss record of 53-26, 68 complete games, 21 shutouts and 500 strikeouts. She posted a career earned run average of 2.33 and a 1.17 WHIP, while striking out 7.19 batters per seven innings pitched and held her opponents to a .198 average with two saves. As a hitter she batted .345 with four homers, 86 RBIs, 106 hits, 107 runs scored, 17 doubles, seven triples and 27 walks in 120 games played.

She capped her career off as the owner of 30 different school records and will entered the Hall of Fame as the Eagles all-time career leader in appearances, strikeouts, wins, shutouts, opponent batting average against, hits allowed per seven innings pitched (5.43) and ranked second in games started, innings pitched, complete games, strikeouts per seven innings pitched, tied for second in saves, third in WHIP, sixth in ERA, tied for tenth in triples, 11th in runs scored, 14th in RBI, tied for 18th in stolen base percentage (.905), tied for 19th in hits, homeruns, and extra-base hits (28), 21st in total bases (149), 23rd in games played, and 24th in doubles, batting average and slugging percentage (.485).

In 1994, as a freshman, Pomerleau helped the Braves set 22 school records en-route to earning the program's first Conference Rookie of the Year and Maine Athletic Intercollegiate Association for Women (MAIAW) Rookie of the Year honors, and being selected to the MAIAW All-State team.

As a sophomore, set the single-season records for strikeouts (172), wins (19), complete games (24), and shutouts (9) and at the time the single-season marks for appearances (27), games started (24), and innings pitched (170.0), with an .336 batting average, with 44 hits, 37 runs, seven doubles, four homeruns, 36 RBI, a .473 slugging Pct., a .374 on-base pct. and a .838 on-base plus slugging pct. Inside the circle, Pomerleau posted a 19-7 win-loss record, a 1.89 era in 170.0 innings pitched with a 172 punch-outs. As a result, Pomerleau was selected as the 1995 Maine Athletic Conference (MAC) Player of the Year - becoming the first student-athlete in program history to earn this honor.

In 1996, as a junior, set the program's single-season mark for the highest strikeouts per seven inning mark with a 7.97, which stood for 22 years.

Pomerleau broke her single-game mark for most batters struck-out of 12 set two years earlier with three different 13 strikeout performances during senior campaign. Her 13 k record stood for 21 years.

After Pomerleau no-hit the University of Maine at Presque Isle at home on April 27, 1994, she became the first pitcher to throw a perfect game in program history three days later against that same Owls squad.

The four-time All-Conference selection helped guide the Braves to a single-season record 29 wins - at the time - and the program's first ever berth into the NAIA National Championship Tournament with at-large bid in 1995.

In women's basketball, Pomerleau was mostly known for being the "shooter" that the opposing teams had to game plan for during her time as a member of program.

She tallied 748 points, 254 rebounds, 156 assists, 122 steals and nine blocks in 107 career games played, while shooting 36.5 percent (271-for-743) from the floor, 34.2 percent (100-for-292) behind the arc and 76.8 (106-for-138) percent from the free throw line and will enter the Hall of Fame ranked tied for ninth  all-time in games played, tenth in free throw percentage, 11th in 3-point field goals attempted (292) and 3-point field goal percentage and 13th in 3-point field goals made.

Pomerleau helped guide the Braves to a 73-37 overall record with two MAC Regular Season titles, MAC Championships and berths to the NAIA National Championship Tournament in 1995 and 1996.

Pomerleau earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Teacher Education from Husson in 1997.

A native of Skowhegan, Maine, Pomerleau attended Skowhegan Area High School. She and her husband, Dan reside in Carlsbad, Calif. Pomerleau currently is the Director of Athletics at Carlsbad High School.